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Trust Fund to Support the Participation of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the work of the HRC

In accordance with its resolution 19/26 of 23 March 2012, the Human Rights Council (HRC) established the Voluntary Technical Assistance Trust Fund to Support the Participation of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the work of the Human Rights Council (HRC).

The Fund is managed by the Human Rights Council Branch of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and provides funding for various activities such as trainings, participation in HRC sessions, and fellowships. Learn more.

List of LDCs/SIDS that will be supported by theTrust Fund at HRC34
(27 February- 24 March 2017)

E-learning tool

Introducing the 11 LDCs/SIDS attending HRC34

“From the vastness of the Pacific ocean to the majestic mountains of the Himalayas and the deltas of the Southeast Asia and across the Caribbean Seas to the West African coast, may I extend on behalf of the 11 beneficiaries of the LDCs/ SIDS Trust Fund a very warm and cordial greetings to you all ”.  

Mr. Fred Sarufa, Minister and Deputy Permanent Representative Permanent Mission of Papua New Guinea to the United Nations in New York, extracts of the statement delivered on 28 February 2017, on behalf of the LDCs/SIDS Beneficiary of the Trust Fund at HRC34, High-Level meeting of the Group of the Friends of the SIDS in Geneva.

The new e-Learning Tool on the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms aims to ensure an increase in the participation of LDCs and SIDS in the work of the Human Rights Council. It is the first-ever online (and free) training on the Human Rights Council designed for government officials, particularly those coming from LDCs and SIDS. Read more.

To have a look at the E-Learning watch the teaser in English   and in French

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